How To Make A Molded Sugar Vase Cake Topper With Flowers


If you need a little urn or a vase for a cake topper, you can easily make one from sugar and water.

The key is to use a container that’s wider at the top than the bottom so that you can remove the sugar easily.

You can also use this method to mold sugar into fancy shapes for a tea party.

I remember my mother doing this when I was a kid, so this isn’t a new thing by any means!


Easy DIY molded sugar cake topper

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Make the packing sugar.

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sugar molding

Start with a cup of regular granulated sugar and add about 2 tsp of water.


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Knead the water into the sugar, adding a tiny bit more if you need to. After mixing it for a while, it should stick together and be the consistency of stiff brown sugar.


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sugar molding


Pack the sugar into the mold.

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Press the wet sugar into the container that you’ve chosen. I used some little tartlette pans, but you can use a small bowl or any other container or mold that has a larger opening at the top than at the bottom.


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sugar molding

Level off the sugar, then turn it upside down on a baking sheet covered with waxed paper and press it onto the surface.


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Jiggle the container a little, then carefully remove it from the sugar, which should keep its shape on the pan. if it falls apart, the sugar is probably too dry, so you should add some more water (just a little) and try again.



Dry the molded shapes.

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Make enough shapes to create the containers that you want.

I’m making a vase that has a top and bottom made from the little pan, so I need two of them for one vase. I did extras in case one gets damaged.


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Leave them to dry out for a couple of days without picking them up, then carefully pick them up to see if they’re dry enough to handle. If they’re not dry enough, leave them for another day or two.


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Hollow out the center.

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If you want to hollow out the center to make a bowl for flowers, take a spoon and carefully scrape out the sugar starting at the very center.

This will be the softest area, so be careful when you get out toward the edges. If you put too much pressure on it, it could still crack.


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 Turn the shapes upside down and let the top sides dry for a couple more days.


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Attach the shapes to make the vase.

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When they’re dry, glue the top and bottom together with some royal icing and there you have it.


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Let the vase dry for a while , or you can go ahead and add the flowers if you’re careful not to separate the two pieces.


Wedding

Add the flowers to the vase.

To add flowers, add some royal icing to the center of the cavity in the topper.

You can also use a small styrofoam ball in the topper if all of your flowers are wired, but in this case some aren’t.

I used a mound of icing to attach the larger flowers, then added the smaller ones in.

You could also put a ball on the top of the topper, then pipe rosettes or attach other flowers to it to make a rounded topper.


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Fill in the spaces between the larger flowers with the wired royal icing filler. You can also use wafer paper filler flowers for this since you can pack them together without breaking the petals.

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sugar molding

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